:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Alyssa Arce
By: Carmine Pascuzzi
It was no surprise to learn that the gorgeous Alyssa Arce was the Playboy Playmate for July 2013. She is just 22-years-old and comes from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is a very bubbly and active person, working in both the fashion and entertainment industries. She loves soccer and is a big lover of animals. Alyssa has become extremely well liked as a top ring girl for GLORY World Series - the world's number 1 kickboxing league.
Q & A
A. My father is from Honduras which is in Central America and my mother was born in Georgia in the United States, but her background is Irish English with a bit of Cherokee Indian.
Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?
A. No I wanted to be a pediatric dentist and a soccer player.
Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?
A. That the world is really small in the fashion industry. I've learned a lot more about fashion that I could ever learn.
Q. Career highlights to date?
A. Miss July 2013 for Playboy, FHM UK editorial, LUI magazine editorial by Terry Richardson. GQ editorial
Q. Favourite hobbies?
A. Listening to music, making people smile, walking my puppy, laying on the beach, and soccer when I get the chance.
Q. Favourite music?
A. I listen to everything, but I really love indie music, alternative, country, rap..
Q. Favourite films?
A. Sweet Home Alabama, The Breakfast Club and The Notebook.
Q. What is your fashion sense?
A. I would be a grungy, indie chick.
Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?
A. No matter how many times you think you're not good enough, don't give up. Be who you are and don't let anyone change you. Your time comes.
Q. Do you think a man should treat a woman like he does his car?
A. I think he should treat her even better because a woman can do things to a man that a car can't do.
Q. Favourite place visited?
A. Capetown, South Africa for sure. But I have a lot more places to travel to.
Q. Do you have a role model/s?
A. Honestly my mother. If I can be a hard working mother like she is when I get to that status in my life, I'll be one hell of a woman as she is.
Q. People you've admired generally?
A. Hmm, honest hardworking people. They don't exist much anymore.
Q. Are there any social issues that you take a big interest in?
A. Animal abuse and sick children. Those are two things in life that we should be more focused on.
Q. Future ambitions?
A. I want to continue modelling, but also get into acting and to host a TV show. That would be ideal!